It's kinda hard for me to document the changes over the last 3 builds or so, but I hope this one would do, for now.
Q) How to bring up FTP client
A) Bring up file manager, press "Start" button, and select "Switch to FTP Browser".
If this is the first time you've use it, the right pane will be empty, otherwise, you probably added some sites already and it should show up in that pane.
Q) How do I connect to FTP servers?
A) If you are connecting to another xbox and Auto-search/auto-detect is on (must be supported by the xbox ftp server), you should see it in the list. just highlight it press "A".
You can also create a server list. Do this by pressing "Start" button to bring up a menu. Select "New site" and provide all necessary information.
Q) How do I bring up the Music Player?
A) Press the "White" button. If you've use UnleashX before, you should be able to find this out as the same button was used to control the playback.
Q) How can I use the dash to play Audio CD?
If you want the dash to always handle audio cd playback, leave the Audio CD Player section empty in the "AutoLaunch" section and set it to auto-Launch.
You can also bring up the music player (press White), then bring up the menu by pressing "Start", then select "Play Disc"
Q) Where is the Soundtrack Manager?
A) It is integrated into the music player. Press "Start" and select "Manage Tracks". All available Xbox soundtrack should be listed there. Select your desired soundtrack and press "A". Several options will come up.
Q) Can I change the appearance of the music player?
A) No way, I like that look, so No!
Kidding guys. Yes, of course, you can. The primary reason why the skinning engine was improved. In our favorite distribution repository, you'll be able to find a file named "MPlayerSkin.rar". This is a skin containing codes for the music player. I think it is fairly well commented so should be easy to follow. You can modify it or create your own, add it to your favorite skin file and that's it.
You can also refer to this thread
for more info. You can change the color, or change it totally however u want it to appear.
Q) How can I localize the dash?
A) First, you must have a language file available for you, or create one for yourself. you can find the following language file already available from this links:German translation by hansomatGerman translation w/o umlauts by hansomatFrench Translation by fornorstSpanish translation by fernas
you can use this base language
as a starting guide.
To use that language, bring up the control panel, and select "System Settings". Go to the "Misc" section, and select the file. The dash allows you to select the file from anywhere, so no need to place it in a pre-defined location. You may wish to keep it organized though.
Q) I've use a language file but some characters don't display correctly?
A) The font must support ASCII characters above 127 for them to appear correctly. The default font used in the option texts and file manager supports it, so it should display correctly there. The fonts used in the dialog title however, don't. This font will be changed to support these characters in the future. Also, the dash can use a skin-provided font, so this font must support them too.This post has been edited by unleashx: May 2 2005, 10:01 AM